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Team Leader, Demand Planning

Company: The AES Corporation
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

This position will be responsible for the direction and administration of all Demand Planning activities in the US. Team Leader will serve as a source of knowledge and experience for the business needs in the assigned locations, acting proactively on identifying trends and managing risk on major inventory categories.

Confers with the Sourcing & Materials Management Team in determining future stock material needs. Achieving and maintaining specific plant interaction, as well as good communications skills to result in clear objectives with Operations, Material Management and Procurement teams, improving customer focus. This position will focus on aligning material demand with O&M needs, ensuring material availability, analyzing business inputs and planning future demand, supporting Process Improvement Projects, and developing management reports and presentations on a high level.

Main responsabilities:

  • Identify and work in close communication with Operations resources responsible for projects/maintenance status reviews to understand impacts on material consumption forecast & availability.
  • Coordinate and lead monthly Demand Planning review process.
  • Work with Operational units across the SBU to collect, determine impact and incorporate sourcing intelligence (consignment, VMI, etc) into the forecast
  • Prepare long term forecasted items requirements for high turnover items to be procured as Outline Agreements or Contracts by Procurement Department
  • Create and analyze (multi)-annual forecast performance
  • Perform top down and bottom-up forecast validation
  • Review and resolve operational forecast issues and communicate resolution throughout Supply Chain
  • Ensure proper and intelligible criteria for material requirement planning practices on ERP systems (SAP Preferred)
  • Have a clear link between the replenishment strategy and the Inventory optimization/reduction initiative
  • Develop & maintain operational forecast by item segment in the ERP Demand Planning system
  • Define Inventory category (groups/subgroups) management strategies for the different businesses in the SBU
  • Participate in operational planning/Capex status meetings.
  • Participate in monthly material review process with Materials Management & Procurement
  • Monitor and follow up with Procurement & Materials teams to update deliveries of materials based on the project schedules from operations.
  • Serves as a source of knowledge and experience for the business needs in the region acting proactively on identifying trends, managing risk on major items categories.
  • Review material master data & planning parameters and provide new or updated information to Shared Service Center to process.
  • Support and update the Material Master and focus on duplicates and taxonomy.
  • Works with operations & the WH Teams to identify obsolete materials to be removed from inventory.
  • Directs and counsel's Demand Planning personnel in the performance of their duties.
  • Support Internal and External Audit Programs

    AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

    Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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